The Criterion Channel dedicates new series to arthouse theatres


The Criterion Channel is getting in on arthouse theatre appreciation with its new series “Art-House America.” Each episode will devote itself entirely to a single movie theatre, explaining its history in part through the lens of films that have screened there. The first theatre to get the Criterion Channel treatment is Manhattan's Walter Reade Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Per the Criterion website, the Walter Reade “has long been home to an eclectic, forward-thinking repertory program and the venerable New York Film Festival.” To get a taste of what “Art-House America” has to offer, give the clip below a gander:

Upcoming theatres to be featured on “Art-House America” include Seattle’s Northwest Forum, Nashville’s Belcourt Theater and Juneau, Alaska’s Gold Town Nickelodeon. You can find more information on FilmStruck's website.